Good­bye, Rosie

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“As em­cee at the big yearly gath­er­ing of the fe­male me­dia elite, [Rosie O’Don­nell] re­newed her feud with Don­ald Trump, in­sulted Ru­pert Mur­doch [. . .] and spewed ex­ple­tives ev­ery time she stood up to talk. [. . .]

“Her per­for­mance at the lun­cheon had Bar­bara Wal­ters cov­er­ing her face with her hands in em­bar­rass­ment. That’s why her an­nounce­ment, less than 48 hours later, that she was leav­ing ‘The View’ at the end of June, was no big sur­prise. [. . .]

“Bar­bara Wal­ters, a mas­ter of the ap­pro­pri­ate ges­ture, claims she had noth­ing to do with Rosie’s leav­ing ‘The View.’ O’Don­nell said she just could not make the deal she wanted with ABC. But Don­ald Trump raced to Fox News to in­sist Rosie got fired be­cause of the curse-laden in­sults she had aimed at him. [. . .] He also said, ‘Bar­bara’s the hap­pi­est per­son in the world that Rosie got fired.’ ”

“Dur­ing [the April 25] show, Bar­bara, for first time, sud­denly cut Rosie off when she was once again call­ing for im­peach­ment. Af­ter let­ting Rosie rule for so long, Bar­bara seems to want to take com­mand again. [. . .] Crass­ness is out, at least tem­po­rar­ily.”

Myrna Blyth, writ­ing on “No Rosie Fu­ture for The View,” April 26 in Na­tional Re­view On­line at www.na­tion­al­re­view.com

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